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The Sunny, Warm Judgment of Yahweh Descends Upon Rhode Island

Number of prominent Christian pastors who say that weather is the instrument through which God delivers His Divine Judgment regarding homosexuality: at least 6

Number of days since Rhode Island legalized same-sex marriage: 4

Number of warm, sunny days since Rhode Island legalized same sex marriage: 4

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The March 2013 Obama Microchip Comes With A Side of…

Over the past year or so, right-wing and libertarian websites like News With Views, These Last Days News and Polidics have been busy spreading the story that under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act signed by Barack Obama all Americans will be forcibly implanted with a trackable RFID microchip by March 23, 2013. The [...]

Patriot Journalist Network pushes Dozens of Members of Congress to Bomb Twitter

Self-described “Christian Technologist” Mark Prasek has a developed a new application for Twitter — a conservative “Patriot” robo-tweeting machine:

“We have developed technology whereby our members have granted permission for our Twitter application to act (either tweet or retweet) on their behalf. This is NOT just another hashtag used by a group on Twitter who [...]

Muslim Rage in Context: Do the Math

Burning things and killing people because there’s a movie you don’t like is not the kind of bullying rage that makes the world a better place. But let’s put that in context. Over the last twelve years, how many Muslims have killed Christians? Most people stop there, but the second question needs to be [...]

The Battle of Rice

Over at Free Rice, the website that rewards knowledge with donations of free rice to hungry people, the group rankings board shows the #2 group to be “Atheists Giving Aid,” with 62,179,160 grains donated. The #3 group, with 58,333,280 grains of rice donated, is “Christians Fighting World Hunger.” The #1 group, with 70,598,830 grains of [...]

After the End of the World: A Harold Camping Redemption Footnote

We’ve spent a little bit of time deriding the absurdity of Harold Camping’s counterfactual prediction that world would incontrovertibly end in Spring 2011, his later insistence in the world would really really end in October 2011, and his consistent call for money to maintain his “soul-saving” operation throughout. It all was rather silly.

But [...]

Mainstream News Media Shows Bias By Not Covering October 21 End of the World

When the world was coming to an end on May 21st of this year, all the world’s news media corporations spread the word and wrote stories about the impending doom.

But now that it’s October 21 and Harold Camping has again predicted the end of the world today, nobody’s paying attention?

What’s that? It’s unsystematic, [...]

William Lane Craig: Dancing Away from Logic on the 1st Page of his Apologetic

In August of 2010 a reader, noting my disturbing lack of Christianity, suggested that if I only read Lee Stroebel’s The Case for Christ I’d see the light. Stroebel had written such a rationally compelling apologetic that the reader, a former agnostic, said she’d had no choice but to convert to Christianity. Although Stroebel depicts [...]

God Punishes Sodomite NY Marriage with an end to Killer Heat Wave and Drought

New York same-sex marriages began this Monday, July 25, a day after local clerks in New York State started issuing same-sex marriage licenses. How did God punish New York? With weather, of course. Christian conservatives have declared over and over that God will punish societies that endorse gay and lesbian relationships with nasty weather disasters.

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No-tax ultrawealthy megachurch Rick Warren writes: the Poor pay too little in taxes!

When conservative preacher Rick Warren raked in $2.4 million last December for his “Saddleback Church” (an archipelago of high-tech churches, gymnasium courts, restaurants and even a music school sitting on nine campuses of prime California real estate), the church didn’t pay a penny of tax on that income. Saddleback Church is tax-exempt despite its wealth.

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Behind the Footnotes, Jamestown Satanic Panic Founded in a Deluded Evangelical Zeal

Satanic Panic by Jeffrey S. Victor is a great book for its empirical thoroughness, tracking the spread of rumors about Satanic cults across the United States in the 1980s, documenting a complete lack of evidence for actual cult activity, and working to explain how an utterly fictitious threat could have aroused a vivid campaign of [...]